You would soon see how true it is in this post and also notice how my writing got lazier and lazier as the post goes on.
This post on Mother's Day and Father's Day celebrations 2015 came really late. It had been in draft mode since forever as I've simply had no time to work on it. Nonetheless. I'm glad to be able to catch up on some blogging this SG50 Jubilee Weekend.
~*Mother's Day Celebration with My Family at Saveur Art*~
Mother's day dinner with my family was spent at Saveur Art at Ion. My parents had never had French cuisine so we thought it was time they tried it. Saveur is known for serving affordable French food so my expectations weren't high especially after I visited the branch at Purvis Street two years back.
My 2nd sis claimed that the one at Ion is really good. After that day, I would say that Saveur Art is the more atas one of all the branches. Besides the quality food served, their service was just as good.
By the time I'm writing this, I've visited Saveur Art for the second time in July and I very much prefer the menu they had in May. Since there were 7 of us, we ordered almost all of everything so that we could share and have a taste of all the dishes.
These were the 3 appetizers that we ordered. We skipped the crab salad and pumpkin soup as we thought those were more common.
Chorizo, Grilled Prawn, Chopped Kombu, Chili oil
The Saveur Pasta was the hubz favourite appetizer of the night. It was a dish of cold pasta with an amalgamation of flavours and texture.
64 Degree Egg, Truffled Potato Mousseline, Roasted Macadamia Nuts and Brown Butter
OMG, this dish is totally awesome! You are supposed to mix everything in the bowl and savour the awesome medley of flavours. I love how the smooth mixture of potato mousseline with truffle blends in with the smooth eggy richness, and how the macademia nuts add punch and crunch to the whole dish.
Just take my money!
~Grilled Foie Gras~
Foie Gras is always on hubz and my must-order list whenever it is available at any restaurant that serves it. However after all the awesome goodness of the previous 2 appetizers, the grilled foei gras failed in comparison on the ratings scale.
These were all the main courses that we ordered which were available that evening.
~Crispy Duck Leg Confit~
It was like any duck leg confit.
~Roasted Chicken Breast~
Chicken breast is usually dry but surprisingly, this was really moist and delicious.
~Grilled Pork Belly~
My family liked this.
I love the creamy sauce more than the salmon itself.
~Butter Poached Lobster~
This was our favourite of all the main dishes but too bad it wasn't enough for 7 of us.
~Australian Beef Steak~
We ordered the Wagyu Striploin instead of the Angus Bavette and it was the perfect choice.
Now let's have some human shots.
This picture is supposed to be of my mum and dad but my mum's main purpose is to catch that person in the background. Could you spot Elvin Ng in the background?
I've circled Elvin Ng sitting there.
Served the hubz right. He would always like to spoil photos by making stupid faces and he got a scolding from my mum. LOL! Do a happy dance.
There you go! A proper one.
My eldest sis and BIL.
My 2nd sis.
My lao Hero Dad and 2nd sis.
Time for desserts!
We liked how the whole array of cheese were brought to our table.
~Artisanal Cheese Platter~
~Chocolate and Pistachio~
I always loved peeking into the display windows of this German toy shop Das Erzgebirge-Haus at Ion. I love looking at the doll house and Wee Forest Folk Mouseys the most.
A mouse with a pet cat... So ironic... reminds me of Mickey Mouse with his pet dog Pluto.
So I finally used this Coach bag that gal pal Viv got me for my birthday one or two years ago.
~*Mother's Day Celebration with the In-laws at Osteria Mozza*~
Mother's day dinner with my in-laws was spent at Osteria Mozza.
Located in Los Angeles and now Singapore, "Osteria Mozza in Singapore is one of the most celebrated restaurants in Asia, recognized on San Pellegrino’s list of the 50 Best Restaurants on the continent."
I did not take a pic of the menu and so can't remember most of the dishes we ordered. All I remeber is that most of the dishes were delicious and that we would definitely head back here again since the hub is a great fan of Italian cuisine.
~*Father's Day Celebration with My Family at The Famous Kitchen*~
The Famous Kitchen is a regular haunt of both families when we crave good old Chinese food. Here we are at the Wall of Fame with lots of celebrities' photos. There was once when the lady boss asked us to send her our pictures as she would want to put it up on the wall too. (Lol... I didn't send of course.) We are no celebrity but she said that she would love to have regular folks up on the wall too.
This vegetable with pork floss dish is only available that day.
The Sour Vegetable Steamed Fish is something that we would always order over and over again. The tangy vegetables, crunchy peanuts and richness of the gravy complimented the fish very well. I love picking at the peanuts most.
Sea cucumber and fish maw.
They are famous for their KL Da Lu Mian which even Malaysians claim it's better than what they have at home. I'm not a fan of sweet main dish but I know of many Singaporeans who also claim that this is better than the KL version.
My favouritest main dish of all is this baked bee hoon. I love it when the bee hoon is still semi crispy amidst the gravy.
Creamy salted egg yolk crab. Yummy yummy.
Served with mantou (Chinese steamed buns).
My 老 Hero daddy who still thinks he is Ah Boy.
Mummy and Ah Boy Daddy.
Daddy looks so tall with his 3 darling girls.
But looks so short with both sons-in-law. Wahahaha...
~*Father's Day Celebration with the In-laws at Teochew Cuisine Restaurant*~
It was Chinese cuisine again. This time with the in-laws at Teochew Cuisine Restaurant. The food was good but it was a super long wait and we didn't find the service very good either. There wasn't any human shots that day except this photo which showed how many people needed to supervise the hubz as he tends to over order.
This photo is to depict how small the barley drink was compared to the normal glass. They really should increase the serving cup of the barley which could be finished in just 5 mouthfuls.
Some braised platter. As usual, I don't know the name of the dishes we ordered as I didn't snap a pic of the menu.
Nai bai vegetables.
Broccoli with mushrooms and abalone.
Broccoli with I don't know what. Yeah, broccoli again. We didn't know this dish would be served with broccoli.
Salted fried tofu. I love this!
This steamed pomfret is really fresh with such firm texture.
This chicken came so late way after the crab and they didn't allow us to cancel our order saying that they had already prepared the dish. Oh well... We really didn't like the lacklustre service and I'm confirming this fact based on the 2nd time we visited this place earlier this month.
Orh Nee (yam paste with ginko nut) is almost every Teochew's favourite hot dessert. I love the orh ni here but it took so long to arrive.
I've been neglecting my blog a lot. I've not been updating, replying to comments and visiting blogs for a long while now and I hope to get back on track with all this. After all, blogging used to be my favourite hobby and I would love to keep it that way.
Replies to comments coming up and I would be dropping by your blogs soon too.
Have a good weekend ahead!